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I head out for the bike segment of the race in 3rd place….Jeff Terry is in 4th at the far right of the photo - 4/26/2009
Christopher Giordanelli
Simpsonville Weather Forecast, SC (29680)

Biographical

Birthdate: November 3, 1964 (racing age in 2013: 49)
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 153 lbs.
Hometown: Simpsonville, SC

Personal

Family: Married to Janis; no kids
Occupation: Application Architect (computer programmer). Employed at ScanSource, Inc. for nearly 12 years.
Interests: Crosswords, Hiking, Cross-country skiing, Home improvements, Chocolate, Travel
Website: www.giordanelli.com

General Racing

Background:
2010 Team(s): Multi-sport - TeamKattouf
Running - Team Fleet Feet
Specialties: Long distance; duathlons

Cycling

Background: 30-year cycling veteran; Have held a Category 1 racing license since 1992; My last 3 years as a bike racer, I competed as a member of the regional Hincapie Sportswear Team.
Bike(s): Racing/TT bike: custom made CYFAC; I also own 3 CYFAC road bikes, a track bike, a mountain bike, 2 tandems and a unicycle
Equipment: Helmets, glasses: Rudy Project
Shoes: Specialized

Running

Background:
Shoes: Trainers: Nike Air Structure Triax
Distance Racers: Brooks ST-5
Flats: Nike
Trail: Adidas Supernova Trail
PR's: Marathon: 2:42:48 (Boston 2006)

Swimming

Background: Once when I was about 6, someone held me underwater for a long time and I nearly passed out.

Favorites

Music: 80's
Food: Thai (panang curry), ice cream

Philosophies

Training: You'll get faster working out 3 days at 95% than 6 days at 70%
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Looking hot and humid on a January day? Not great weather for hot chocolate but not bad for a Winter race - 1/13/2013
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The 'pain train' looms in the background. Metaphorically of course - 1/15/2011
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The start of a very brutal bike ride. The hills would not be too bad; the wind would not be too bad. But BOTH?! The entire ride?! - 10/9/2011
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Janis and her sister Luann get caught in a mini-'monsoon' at the start/finish. Out on the run course, I'm not even aware that it rained - 7/18/2010